Hasht Behesht Apart. Hotel
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Or, as my Farsi speaking ex-colleague Maryam has already pointed out, the proper anglicisation of the Farsi (rather than a translation) is Esfehan nesfe jahan. Sounds better
It owes its splendour to one Shah Abbas I, in 1587, who arranged for the construction of the great central square Naqsh-e Jahan which is home to two glorious mosques ( …
This is a collection of photos of people I have gathered in Iran. Explanations are as follows, relating to photo captions.
Family from Persian Gulf - I was struck by the bright clothes and my guide (Soheil) found out they were from the far south of Iran near the Persian Gulf. Like everyone I asked they were happy to have me take their picture. Some people asked me to take their picture when the thought hadn't crossed my mind.
... of Khaju and Si-o-seh (33 Arches). Triumphs of architecture they may be, but meagre is the pleasure garnered from their sight, when there is no reflection in the dusty river bed underneath. The Zayandeh river has ceased to flow through Esfahan for seven or so years passed. I enquired if this was a singular phenomenon, or an intermittent historical occurrence; the answer was not the one I wanted to hear.
There was a final, ...
... and we spent a little time there, and observed some of the artisans producing work. After some tea in a tea house, complete with a smoking room for hookah pipes, we'd had enough. We ate doner kebabs at the dry river bed near our hotel, talking to locals who were curious about us. Next day, Friday was a lot quieter. We saw a pigeon tower, 400 years old. There used to be so many of these in the past. They provided roosting & nesting for pigeons, and ...
... We met one girl who hated wearing the head scarf but fully respected us for making the effort to adhere to their customs. We left the square at around 12.30am when it was still packed and showed no signs of emptying out anytime soon. We visited a mosque first thing the next morning which happened to be the largest mosque in Iran, then had a look around the bazaar it was next to. Four of us started to walk back towards the main square when two men approached us and struck ...